Customer Reviews of LG 42LK450 42" LCD HDTV 1080p 60Hz
The set up is fairly easy although I found the manual to be lacking in more detail, especially concerning a better explanation of some of the features.
The HD picture is just AWESOME and BEAUTIFUL. The picture quality is fantastic. Every aspect of the picture can be customized- how warm the picture is, brightness, gamma exposure, etc.
Do not buy this TV expecting to get the same quality that the 32LD450 and the 32LK450 had. While it may be the 32LK450's replacement, it certainly doesn't live up to its predecessor. The only area of "improvement" is that they will all allegedly have IPS screens. The one I purchased was an S-IPS (I would have chosen A-MVA if I had a choice), the other unit on the shelf had the same AUSY code, and so did the display unit. The IPS is only an "improvement" though if you were playing the panel lottery with the 32LK450 and trying to find an IPS panel instead of the A-MVA panel. The TV I got has a very minimal amount of backlight bleed on the bottom edge slightly to the right of the center. It's not very noticeable with the backlight down but if you have it high, it stands out and has been getting worse. Initially there was no banding on the DVI>HDMI signal from the PC on various test pages but, that has started to show up as well for some reason. Speaking of tests, do not bother using the "Picture Wizard" on the TV as it will crush your black levels and it is impossible to make the which image look like the recommended example unless you increase the brightness and wash out your black levels in the process. There is something fundamentally wrong with the "Picture Wizard" and/or the TV.
Great tv and works nice.. Picture is good, and has lots of ports and price is also good.. less than $500. only bad thing is it doesnt have very good Sound and the Audio Out is only Optical Out :( It does have a headphone jack though, and you could use that as a output for an external speaker.
Great TV for the value!7/12/2011
This is my second LG LCD TV. My first one is a 47"/1080p/120Hz which I am very pleased with so, I decided to get this one also since it was priced so low that I could not resist! And, I was not disappointed! I didn't really want a "smart" TV since I don't do all that fancy stuff with my TV....this TV just fit the ticket for me! The HD picture quality is excellent on this TV and I can not tell the difference between 60Hz vs. 120Hz....why pay more? The only thing I notice is somehow the TV is slightly crooked on its own stand for some odd reason....the right side is slightly lower than the left side (my TV cabinet is level)....that's why I gave only 4 stars for the overall rating.
Nearly perfect in every way.6/18/2011
I bought this low end TV with low expectations in mind but was actually impressed with all the features you get for your money. The menu interface is quite easy to use and shows that they put some thought into designing it. Nothing revolutionary here, but a joy to use compared to some other TVs. There are lots of ports on the back for connecting to almost any device. They didn't skimp on that although they did skip the analog audio out that most manufacturers do. I bought this unit mostly for casual TV viewing. I'm no videophile but I do expect good quality and I'm totally happy with this TV. I hooked up my iPad to the HDMI port and found that the image quality of the iPad is markably better. Even with all the adjustments that are available in the TV I could not get it to match the wider color gamut on the iPad. Images on the iPad were much more vivid and lifelike. Even so, the LG gives a perfectly acceptable picture and can even match the iPad in playback of many videos.